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Wednesday 1 October 2014

Hoax device probed

Published 21/03/2014 | 02:30

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GARDAI are investigating after Army bomb disposal experts were deployed to a car dealership in Waterford after a suspect device was discovered.

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The Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit from Cork attended the scene on the N25 to Cork Road after a device was found under a car at around noon yesterday. However, a Defence Forces spokeswoman last night confirmed that the device "was not viable". She added: "It was a hoax matter."

ARREST OVER DEAD MAN

A MAN has been arrested in connection with the death of 92-year-old James Mulqueen in Limerick more than four years ago. Gardai arrested the man, in his 50s, in the Limerick area yesterday morning.

The body of Mr Mulqueen, a single man with no children, was discovered at his home in Ballymakery, Kilcolman, Co Limerick, in October 2009. It was initially thought he had passed away of natural causes but gardai upgraded the probe when a post-mortem examination raised suspicions.

APPOINTMENTS AT HEA

THE Government has made two new appointments to the board of the Higher Education Authority (HEA).

It appointed Dr Stephen Kinsella, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Economics, University of Limerick, and Declan Walsh, a lecturer in European Union law at University College Cork.

LEGO GOES ON DISPLAY

SEVENTY sculptures created from more than a million Lego bricks will go on display in Dublin.

The world-renowned exhibition entitled 'The Art of the Brick' will open in the Ambassador Theatre on April 5.

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